A measure of the difference between the ideal — the cost of doing everything perfectly the first time every time — and the actual costs associated with the reality of errors and inefficiencies in processes, the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) can erode as much as 15-20% in sales revenue and up to 40% of total operational budgets for many organizations. If resolving quality issues isn’t addressed until somewhere in the cycle when the product transitions from planning to manufacturing to distribution, COPQ could further endanger profitability.
Parts obsolescence presents ongoing challenges and inherent risks within a number of industries, including tissue converting. Minimizing the threats posed by obsolete parts is both imperative and possible provided you identify the causes, understand the consequences and proactively find solutions.
Today’s tissue converters are serving customers who expect fast turnarounds and minimal downtime. Finding ways to be more cost-effective, efficient and focused on production is a top priority.
A new tissue converting line holds a lot of promise for your business — process efficiencies, product improvement, potentially higher profits. Fulfilling that promise requires a successful tissue converting line setup, which can be easier said than done without proper preparation.
Being aware of what might go wrong and how to avoid common pitfalls will save time, alleviate possibly costly delays and ensure the tissue converting line setup goes smoothly.
When adding new or used tissue converting equipment to your line, the cost of doing so doesn’t begin and end with the machine’s purchase price.
There are a number of considerations that impact the total cost of ownership, and all must be accounted for in order to truly understand the commitment you are making in the short and long term.
Tissue converting equipment is a substantial capital investment, leaving some converters to contemplate purchasing used machinery to stretch their budget dollars. Previously owned equipment is a viable option since it’s generally available at a fraction of the cost of new, but does an attractive price point provide enough of a value to justify the purchase?
Get clear answers to the following questions before making a final decision to purchase used tissue converting equipment over new.
Downtime can be a detriment to tissue converters, but it’s also necessary to keep production lines running at peak efficiency. The difference between hindrance and help is if the downtime is unplanned or planned.